UPDATE: Orion launch scrubbed for today due to valve issues

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (WHNT) – The Orion spacecraft launch has been scrubbed for today due to valve issues.

The next possible launch is Friday, with the window opening at 6:05 a.m. CST.

NASA officials say a fuel and drain valve did not close on a booster core, which caused a delay.  There were also other delays due to wind and a boat in the launch area.

Watch NASA TV for live coverage.

NASA is providing updates on the launch schedule on its Orion mission blog.

Click here for details about Orion’s mission and its connections to the Tennessee Valley.

WHNT News 19’s David Kumbroch is at Cape Canaveral to cover the launch.  Watch his live reports and the rest of our special coverage of the Orion launch this morning on WHNT News 19.

We will keep you up to date on air, online and on social media.

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